Stocktake of Regional Research
In 2011, the Regional Australia Institute undertook an extensive stocktake of available research on regional issues since the year 2000. The Stocktake of Regional Research was the first step in addressing the on-going challenge of connecting people with relevant existing knowledge about regional development, and led to the creation of [In]Form: Australia’s online library of regional research.
The project also found that there is a substantial amount of research in regional Australian policy development. However, within this body of work, there is relatively limited research that explores the potential for positive change and specific opportunities for growth and development. This finding allowed to RAI to focus its research priorities around reducing the gap between areas of policy interest, and available information.